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Completed August 22, 2014

Porch Lights - Dorothea Benton Frank

Time does not heal all wounds.  Anyone who's lost a loved one, or had a falling out with a friend, or struggled to understand why the unforgettable Robin Williams so abruptly removed himself from our midst, can attest to that.  But if you leave yourself open to a new approach, if you soften your heart and let people in again, if you believe your dreams aren't futile...life can begin again.  Not as it was before, but in a way that allows you to come to terms with the past, embrace the present, and glide optimistically into the future.

 

I'm still not sure why I was drawn to this book.  It has a much lighter tone than what I usually read, most of the major events were predictable, and Ms. Benton Frank does like to tie everything up into pretty little bows.  But there is a joy and a hope that is ever-present in the prose, and gosh, don't we all need a taste of that!